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D's World -Constant Stream of Verbal Thought

As a board member for PC Tots, I recently attended a board retreat to establish a clear understanding of the goals and action steps to increase access to high-quality child care in Park City. Throughout the day, I was encouraged by the mission and reminiscent of the early intervention that changed my son’s life. I am passionate to assist PC Tots to increase availability to all children in our community who need high-quality daycare and may need early intervention. Below is my recent blog regarding early intervention: #quality #community #earlychildhoodeducation #earlyintervention #qualityeducation
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Being in Their World

I am D’s mom. From the beginning of my being, I was destined to be D’s mom. From my beginning, I have belonged to Jesus, my God, my Love. I may have just turned many readers away. I have to accept that it is okay. But, this is D’s story. Without my story with Jesus, I can’t tell D’s story. We have lots to share, but I want to start that D was MY MIRACLE. I prayed for D before I even knew how to pray. I was in my early twenties and I had a dream. I called my mom (who else do you call?) I described my dream to her. “ Mom, you know I don’t want children, but I just dreamed of this beautiful baby boy with big blue eyes and I remember my heart melting. Then I panicked. I didn’t know what to do. So, I put him in the garage and closed the door.” She laughed and replied, “Oh you may want to put them in the garage and lock the door, but you won’t.” Six years after that dream, I was blessed with my beautiful daughter. She taught me how to take care of babies, toddlers, presc

Repurposing During a Time of Change and Grief

In the last few years, my life changed dramatically. During these changes, I had an opportunity to explore my purpose on this earth, my relationship with Christ and others, and my time spent with those that mean the most to me. All of these changes in my life was further compounded with the COVID Pandemic. It was a time to quiet my spirit, focus on family, and rekindle old passions, like reading, cooking, and horses. With some help, I developed websites that defined who I am: A mother, a leader, and passionate advocate for children. Check out some of my blogs on parenting , opioids , and leadership . I hope you enjoy it!

District Framework to Address the Opioid Crisis

What do you do when you get the call that you have lost another student to this vicious demon called opioids?  I learned through tragedy how to move a community and share my experience with other school districts, community leaders, parents, and students.  Below is an excerpt from ASCD  Districts Vow to Not Lose One More Kid , where I shared a part of my experience. Slow-Moving Disaster If administrators "think it's not in their schools, they're foolish," warns Conley. In Fekaris's own suburban high school, two student-athletes became addicted to opioids following sports injuries.   "I always thought of myself as a rather 'with it' administrator as far as being in tune with kids," says Ember Conley, superintendent of Park City School District. Although the crisis was on her radar to some extent, she was unaware of how easy it is for students to access opioids like prescription painkillers and synthetics. Last fall, two best friends attending